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2016 Archives

Santa arrives in a Lotus!

On the first Sunday in December over 110 adults and children gathered in Lower Hutt for the annual  Wellington Children’s Christmas Party. The party began with entertainment  by Zappo the magician. As Zappo … Continue reading Santa arrives in a Lotus!

Celebrating 175 Years – Brother George Greathead

Brother George Greathead, one of the original nine, was accorded a vote of thanks and the Honours of the Order as a mark of respect. In 1883 he had an article printed in … Continue reading Celebrating 175 Years – Brother George Greathead

Busy times at Antipodean Lodge

Grand Masters visit to  Wellington The Saturday after Special Conference, over 60 members, family members, Fraternal Council Members and Board Members gathered at the Amora Hotel in Wellington for the Grand Masters visit. … Continue reading Busy times at Antipodean Lodge

We got our mail!

Society Office is now able to access our post from NZ Post. However due to the delay in delivery, the processing of medical claims and dues will take longer than normal. Read more … Continue reading We got our mail!

Celebrating 175 Years – Brother Charles Kearns

Brother Charles Kearns, one of the original nine, was a bricklayer by trade. On 6th April 1874 he was presented with a “Service of Plate” at a function in Wakefield, Nelson. Read more… … Continue reading Celebrating 175 Years – Brother Charles Kearns

New Insurance Products

Seeking good value? You can now buy new insurance or review your existing insurance covers by using our exclusive arrangements with Aon New Zealand and their Stylecover facility. More information…

High Tea at Hippopotamus

On the 8th October 28 members, friends and family attended High Tea at Hippopotamus at the Museum Hotel. This afternoon was a much anticipated event in our social calendar. From the moment we … Continue reading High Tea at Hippopotamus

New Product! Funeral Plan Insurance

Check out our new Funeral Plan insurance policy. You and your Dependents will receive a 20% discount on first year’s premiums if you apply before 31 August 2017. We guarantee to accept applications … Continue reading New Product! Funeral Plan Insurance

The Wellington Lodges go to Wellington on a Plate

On a glorious Saturday in August, 22 members and family met at Rata café at Zealandia to try the Wellington on a Plate (WOAP) menu. After sampling the menu the comments were all … Continue reading The Wellington Lodges go to Wellington on a Plate

North Canterbury Inter Lodge Ten Pin Bowling Competition

With the sun shining outside, a group of Lodge members booked inside to the AMF Bowl’s centre for the annual North Canterbury Inter Lodge Ten Pin Bowling competition. There was plenty of laughter, … Continue reading North Canterbury Inter Lodge Ten Pin Bowling Competition

Celebrating 175 Years – The importance of celebrations

The importance of celebrations… Ever since the establishment of Manchester Unity in Nelson, celebrations have played an important role in the fraternal side of the Lodge. For many years the Province’s Anniversary weekend … Continue reading Celebrating 175 Years – The importance of celebrations

Celebrating 175 Years – The early days

The early days… In the early days of the Lodge, raising funds was a very important issue. Fines became a means of having funds available as required. Even very small fines made an … Continue reading Celebrating 175 Years – The early days

Switch on to Technology

Today we released a new and exciting Member benefit being called Fun at Ferrymead! Want to learn more about technology? Receive a $10 discount towards SeniorNet courses. SeniorNet brings older adults and technology together … Continue reading Switch on to Technology

Fun at Ferrymead!

Today we released a new and exciting Member benefit being called Fun at Ferrymead! Enjoy a day out at Ferrymead Heritage Park in Christchurch with a 50% discount for entry fees. Ferrymead Park features … Continue reading Fun at Ferrymead!

George Craddock Bowls Competition

On and stormy Saturday afternoon 17 members and family members gathered at the Petone Workingman’s Club to contest the George Craddock Shield. Before we began competition we enjoyed lunch  in the Bistro. Competition … Continue reading George Craddock Bowls Competition

Celebrating 175 Years – The formative years

The formative years… The “Martha Ridgeway” sailed into Nelson Harbour on the 4th of April 1842 – five long months after leaving Liverpool. They had to clamber up over the Port Hills with … Continue reading Celebrating 175 Years – The formative years

Special Conference 2016

Special Conference 2016 is at the Brentwood Hotel, Wellington on Friday 28th of October 2016. At the annual conference, elected Delegates from Lodges get to have a say in the conduct of MU’s … Continue reading Special Conference 2016

Celebrating 175 Years – From Small beginnings

From small beginnings… On the 6th of November 1841 the barque “Martha Ridgeway” sailed from Liverpool under the command of Captain Henry Webb. Amongst the 219 passengers on board there were found to … Continue reading Celebrating 175 Years – From Small beginnings

Want to help a Member?

Members helping Members Idea #2 Have some free time? Volunteer to help a fellow Member. Register your interest now with your local Lodge. Read more news…

Loyal Rangiora Lodge Mid-Winter Pot Luck Lunch

On Sunday 19th June, members of the Loyal Rangiora Lodge joined together for their annual Mid-Winter Pot Luck Lunch. The guests all brought a lovely variety of dishes to share and the Lodge … Continue reading Loyal Rangiora Lodge Mid-Winter Pot Luck Lunch

Loyal Antipodean Lodge Mid-Winter Christmas

The Loyal Antipodean Lodge recently celebrated Mid-Winter Christmas at Dockside. Approximately 40 members, friends and family enjoyed a superb 3 course meal and Christmas crackers complete with paper hats, a small gift and … Continue reading Loyal Antipodean Lodge Mid-Winter Christmas

Take along a Member

Members helping Members Idea #1 Is there is a fellow Member who needs a ride to a function or meeting? You can pick them up!  When dropping them home, take them to their door … Continue reading Take along a Member

Get Involved in Your Lodge!

Annual Meetings are happening in July and August.  Attend and discover what impact the Lodge has had during the year.  And have a say in what is being planned for next year! More … Continue reading Get Involved in Your Lodge!

A Variety of Events at Napier and Hastings Lodge

The Napier and Hastings Lodges have had a variety of social events and activities organised so far in 2016, and it was great to see the increasing numbers turning up to these. Our … Continue reading A Variety of Events at Napier and Hastings Lodge

Brunch at Banks Peninsula

Twenty nine members assembled at the holiday home of Bro and Sis Paul and Dawn Haglund at Duvauchelle Bay on the Banks Peninsula for a Fish & Chip lunch, Mini Golf Challenge, Meeting … Continue reading Brunch at Banks Peninsula

High Tea and Theatre with Antipodean Lodge

The Loyal Antipodean Lodge recently enjoyed High Tea at Logan Brown, Wellington where they were treated to a lovely afternoon of good company, tea/ coffee and some very tasty bite sized morsels. The … Continue reading High Tea and Theatre with Antipodean Lodge

Greetings from our New FA!

Hi, I’m Chloe Wilson your new Fraternal Administrator for the Ashburton Lodge. As I am completely new to Manchester Unity Friendly Society I would love to meet each of you and hear your … Continue reading Greetings from our New FA!

School days in Taranaki

The local primary school, where  my four children are pupils, recently celebrated its 150th Jubilee. We all went along to join in the festivities and I was delighted to meet several members of … Continue reading School days in Taranaki

New PO Box

Effective from next week Society Office PO Box is moving. Please ensure all mail is addressed to: PO Box 5083, Wellington 6140 Read more news…

A busy start to the year at Antipodean Lodge

Antipodean Lodge has  had a busy start to the year. They have been out for a Thai meal before the first meeting, been to see Dads Army and have begun meeting on the … Continue reading A busy start to the year at Antipodean Lodge

Grow your Business

Are you in a business that you would like to promote to other Manchester Unity members? If so then please contact the Fraternal Manager with information about your business and you can be … Continue reading Grow your Business

No one goes hungry at Woodville Lodge!

On Sunday the Loyal Woodville Lodge organised very pleasant progressive meal around the village of Ashhurst which is just before you enter the Manawatu Gorge. Attended by members from Manchester, Manawatu and Woodville … Continue reading No one goes hungry at Woodville Lodge!

Winner of the Photo Competition!

Thank you to all the members who sent photos in, we got 42 great photos submitted and the Judges had a hard time choosing a winner. The winner of the holiday home competition is Lynne Winsloe. Congratulations! See … Continue reading Winner of the Photo Competition!

Grand Master’s Charity

Over the years Manchester Unity Lodge and Members have supported a great number of charities through out New Zealand. The new Grand Master’s chosen charity will be the Cancer Society. Read more…

Celebrating 175 years of Manchester Unity!

Nelson Lodge, in conjunction with Manchester Unity New Zealand, is celebrating 175 years of service to its members, and we invite you to join us on this important occasion. Read more…

Meet the 2015 Higher Education Recipients!

The Awards for Higher Education are one way that Manchester Unity Friendly Society can make a difference in assisting both members and the children of members to a difference in their lives and … Continue reading Meet the 2015 Higher Education Recipients!

An exciting year at Antipodean Lodge!

Antipodean members went to see Singin’ in the Rain, had an indoor bowls competition, an afternoon of 10 pin bowling and attended a highly successful Children’s Christmas Party and an and ended off the … Continue reading An exciting year at Antipodean Lodge!